The seventh cruise vessel of the current season, ‘MV INSIGNIA’, called at the New Mangalore Port (NMP) on Wednesday.
The Marshall Island flagged ship, carrying 466 passengers and 399 crew members berthed alongside berth no.04 in the Port, a release from New Mangalore Port Authority (NMPA) said on Thursday.
Sailing from Fujairah and Mumbai Ports, the vessel’s last port of call was Mormugao Port and after leaving from Mangalore Port, the ship sailed to Cochin Port. The overall length of the ship is 180.05 metres with carrying capacity of 30,277 Gross Tonnage and has a draft of 6 metres. The ship is owned and operated by Oceania Cruises, headquartered in Miami, a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Limited, a diversified cruise operator of leading global cruise brands, the release said.
The cruise passengers were given traditional welcome by playing drums while disembarking from the ship. Various arrangements were done for the pleasant experience of the cruise passengers. The passengers visited various tourist destinations in and around the city before embarking back to their ship.